List of most-followed Twitter accounts

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This list contains the top 50 accounts with the most followers on the social media platform Twitter. Barack Obama, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Rihanna, Elon Musk and Cristiano Ronaldo top the list, with over 100 million followers each.

Most followed accounts on Twitter[edit]

The following table lists the top 50 most-followed accounts on Twitter, with each total rounded to the nearest hundred thousand, as well as the profession or activity of each user.[1] Account totals and monthly changes in ranking were last updated on August 18, 2022.

The list includes, without ranking them, accounts that were suspended (by Twitter) or deleted (by the user) while they had enough followers to be part of the top 50, such as Donald Trump[2] and Ariana Grande.[3]

Rank Change Account name Owner Brand
Occupation Country
1 Steady @BarackObama Barack Obama 132.5 44th President of the United States  United States
2 Steady @justinbieber Justin Bieber 114.1 Musician  Canada
3 Steady @katyperry Katy Perry 108.9 Musician  United States
4 Steady @rihanna Rihanna 106.9 Musician  Barbados
5 Increase @elonmusk Elon Musk 103.5 Engineer and Business magnate  United States
6 Decrease @Cristiano Cristiano Ronaldo 102.8 Football player  Portugal
7 Steady @taylorswift13 Taylor Swift 90.8 Musician  United States
8 Steady @ladygaga Lady Gaga 84.8 Musician and actress  United States
9 Steady @narendramodi Narendra Modi 81.7 Prime Minister of India  India
10 Steady @TheEllenShow Ellen DeGeneres 77.4 Comedian and television host  United States
11 Steady @YouTube YouTube Yes 76.0 Online video sharing platform  United States
12 Steady @KimKardashian Kim Kardashian 73.3 Television personality  United States
13 Steady @selenagomez Selena Gomez 66.1 Musician and actress  United States
14 Increase @cnnbrk CNN Breaking News Yes 63.7 News channel  United States
15 Decrease @jtimberlake Justin Timberlake 63.0 Musician and actor  United States
16 Steady @Twitter Twitter Yes 62.5 Social media platform  United States
17 Increase @NASA NASA Yes 61.0 Space agency  United States
18 Decrease @BillGates Bill Gates 60.2 Businessman and philanthropist  United States
19 Decrease @CNN CNN Yes 59.4 News channel  United States
20 Steady @neymarjr Neymar 57.6 Football player  Brazil
21 Steady @britneyspears Britney Spears 55.8 Musician  United States
22 Steady @ddlovato Demi Lovato 54.2 Musician and actress  United States
23 Steady @nytimes The New York Times Yes 53.9 Newspaper  United States
24 Steady @shakira Shakira 53.2 Musician  Colombia
25 Increase @KingJames LeBron James 52.0 Basketball player  United States
26 Decrease @jimmyfallon Jimmy Fallon 51.3 Comedian and television host  United States
27 Steady @BBCBreaking BBC Breaking News Yes 50.8 News channel  United Kingdom
28 Steady @PMOIndia PMO India Yes 50.0 Office of the Prime Minister of India  India
29 Steady @imVkohli Virat Kohli 49.4 Cricket player  India
30 Steady @SrBachchan Amitabh Bachchan 47.7 Actor  India
31 Increase @BTS_twt BTS 47.1 Musicians/K-pop  South Korea
32 Decrease @MileyCyrus Miley Cyrus 46.8 Musician and actress  United States
33 Steady @JLo Jennifer Lopez 45.5 Musician and actress  United States
34 Steady @akshaykumar Akshay Kumar 45.1 Actor  India
35 Steady @BeingSalmanKhan Salman Khan 44.2 Actor  India
36 Increase @realmadrid Real Madrid CF Yes 43.9 Football club  Spain
37 Increase @FCBarcelona FC Barcelona Yes 43.3 Football club  Spain
38 Decrease @Oprah Oprah Winfrey 43.3 Television personality  United States
39 Increase @ChampionsLeague UEFA Champions League Yes 43.2 Football league  Europe
40 Decrease @BrunoMars Bruno Mars 43.2 Musician  United States
41 Decrease @iamsrk Shah Rukh Khan 42.6 Actor  India
42 Increase @espn ESPN Yes 41.3 Sports channel  United States
43 Decrease @NiallOfficial Niall Horan 41.2 Musician  Ireland
44 Increase @bts_bighit BTS 40.7 Musicians/K-pop  South Korea
45 Decrease @SportsCenter SportsCenter Yes 40.6 Sports channel  United States
46 Decrease @KylieJenner Kylie Jenner 40.2 Television personality  United States
47 Decrease @Drake Drake 39.7 Rapper  Canada
48 Increase @NBA NBA Yes 39.1 Basketball league  United States
49 Decrease @Harry_Styles Harry Styles 38.1 Musician  United Kingdom
50 Increase @BBCWorld BBC World News Yes 37.8 News channel  United Kingdom
As of August 18, 2022

Deleted or suspended accounts[edit]

Account name Owner Brand
Occupation Country
@realDonaldTrump[2] Donald Trump 88.7 45th President of the United States  United States
@ArianaGrande[3] Ariana Grande 85.2 Musician and actress  United States


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Top 100 most followed Twitter accounts". Social Blade. Archived from the original on January 2, 2022. Retrieved August 18, 2022.
  2. ^ a b "Twitter 'permanently suspends' Trump's account". BBC News. January 9, 2021. Archived from the original on June 8, 2021. Retrieved January 1, 2022.
  3. ^ a b Roberts, Kayleigh (December 26, 2021). "Ariana Grande Deleted Her Twitter Account for Christmas and PPL Are *Very* Concerned". Cosmopolitan. Archived from the original on December 27, 2021. Retrieved January 1, 2022.